Sustainability Planning Workshop for Valley Jurisdictions

Join Sustainable Energy Roadmap on June 2nd in Fresno for an interactive workshop to discuss state and local perspectives and solutions to San Joaquin Valley's energy and water challenges.

This is a pivotal time for Valley jurisdictions to plan and make policy choices on how they will meet the State’s new water restrictions. This workshop will share examples of the successful water and energy policies/programs that Valley cities and counties are implementing. State and municipal representatives will share their perspectives on mandates that Valley agencies will need to address, along with local strategies and approaches that focus on the region’s water, energy, air quality and economic development challenges.

The workshop will also feature an implementation path for setting and pursuing goals related to water/energy/transportation/land-use policies and programs: The Sustainable Energy Roadmap(SER). SER is funded by the Strategic Growth Council and works with jurisdictions to benchmark clean energy and sustainability policies, identify relevant best practices, and adopt goals that make sense and support the environment, economy and disadvantaged communities. SER is an opt-in program, and a $5,000 stipend is available to the first jurisdictions to sign up.

What: Planning for a More Sustainable Future for the Valley: An interactive workshop to share tools and solutions to help jurisdictions deal with their energy and water challenges 

When: Tuesday, June 2nd 2015 at the Lyles Center, CSU Fresno
--Breakfast Provided--
Hosted by the Office of Community and Economic Development, CSU Fresno



  • Keynote: Karl E Longley, Chair of the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board and Coordinator for Water Resource Programs at Cal State Fresnowill share recommendations and Best Practices for meeting the State’s new mandatory water use reductions.
  • Lee Johnson, Natural Resource Conservation Analyst with the City of Visalia will share the City’s successful policies and programs that reduce water consumption
  • John Mulligan, Public Works Director with the City of Sanger will share the City’s municipal solar program
  • HERO Program will present PACE Financing for municipalities

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